Teacher Education Standards

Admission of students to (and retention of students in) CSB/SJU Teacher Education Programs is based upon the following standards:

  1. Demonstration of adequate knowledge and understanding of subject matter as evidenced by quality of class work and G.P.A.

  • Students have an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or above, as well as a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above among all Education courses as well as licensure content areas (endorsement area, or teaching major).
  • Students have earned a grade of "C" or above in all Education/Licensure/Endorsement courses.  No course will be accepted toward licensure in which the grade earned is less than "C."  

   2.   Demonstration of adequate basic skills: quantitative, written and oral.

    • Students have successfully completed the writing and discussion requirements by earning a grade comparable to "C" or above in CORE 100 (or its equivalent), and a grade comparable to "BC" or above in CORE 101 (or its equivalent).

    • Students have demonstrated basic skill proficiency in reading, writing mechanics and grammar, mathematics, and essay writing
              -Students may demonstrate proficiency in reading with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in Reading, OR a passing score on the MTLE in Reading.  
              -Students may demonstrate proficiency in writing mechanics and grammar with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in English, OR a passing score on the MTLE in Writing.
              -Students may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in Math, OR with a passing score on the MTLE in Math.
              -Students demonstrate proficiency in essay composition  by achieving a score of at least 24 points out of 30 on the Writing Assessment completed in EDUC 111. 
  • Students must demonstrate speech proficiency in one of the following ways:
  1. A transcript documenting a grade of "B" or higher in a high school speech course taken in grade 10 or higher.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a college level public speaking course (COMM 102, 200, or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or higher.
  3. Satisfactory performance on a speech given in EDUC 111 and documented by the instructor of that course.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Students seeking licensure in Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 (English majors) must complete a formal college speech course.  Numbers 1 and 3 are not options for this licensure.
  1. Demonstration of dispositional behaviors that support effective teaching.  Dispositional behaviors provide evidence of: 

  • an intrinsic motivation and passion for learning
  • healthy helping relationships with children and/or youth
  • a commitment to social justice that is supported by the desire to understand and appreciate various dimensions of human diversity
  • creativity and/or divergent thinking
  • engagement in and promotion of positive social interaction
  • effective communication
  • a general sense of preparedness as illustrated by organization and planning, goal setting, follow-through, and regular as well as punctual attendance
  • an altruistic desire to recognize, encourage, and/or facilitate positive growth in others
  • a capacity and desire for reflection and self improvement
  • a prevailing sense of honesty and integrity in dealing with others

Evidence supporting the presence of these dispositions should be found in:

  1. Recommendations from three faculty members
  2. Supervisor evaluations from field-experiences (EDUC 111, 212 or 213, Service Learning Experience and Teacher Shadow Experience)
  3. A structured interview with the Education Department Chair or the appropriate Director of Teacher Interns 

Revised:  10/27/15